Some Tips On Hiding Your Craft
So you are a broom closet witch. You hide your craft and for very good reason - you live or in contact with people who will harm you [emotionally and otherwise] for being a witch.
Aside from the obvious of stay strong and witch on, here is what you can do if horrors of horrors: someone discovers you are a witch.
First off: DO NOT PANIC. Panicking only draws attention to you and makes you look suspicious. All advice below can only be executed with calm and confidence that you are innocent and done nothing wrong.
The best all over way to deal is to say that it’s a crafts project. Witchy things are pretty indistinguishable from crafting. hell, my room looked more witchy when I was into Slime than it does when I got into witchcraft. Crystals? Pretty rocks. Sigils? Cool doodles. Herbs and Incense? You want to try getting into a different kind of cooking and incense is better to burn to get creative than weed. Your excuse is that you saw a cool thing on pinterest and want to try it out. <=== That works 80% of the time.
What if someone finds something obviously witchy you have like a pentacle or a book that literally says WITCHCRAFT 101? The Witchcraft book one you can, as much as it pains me to say, say is a work of fiction. You saw it at the bookstore and thought to check it out since the blurb was interesting. Pffft, witchcraft isn’t real! [ow ow ow I know it hurts but do what you have to!]
For a pentacle, you can say you saw it in a store and thought it looked cool. You were thinking of going goth [not the whole devil worshiping thing obv] and it looked like a cool thing to have. You didn’t know what it meant, OMG WHAT DO YOU MEAN IT MEANS YOU ARE A WITCH? IT’S JUST A CUTE STAR!!!
Ye, get ready to bullshit your ass off. Luckily, most muggles don’t think magic exists so it’s not super hard.
Now, a special note to those living somewhere or with someone super religious, playing the innocent card and getting scolded for naivety is far far better than being subjected to a literal witch hunt. Don’t say you don’t know how something wound up in your closet or under your bed, say that you were working on a crafts project [FULL CIRCLE] as a gift for mom/sister/dad/grandma/insert judgemental relative here and you didn’t want them to find out. Innocently blink and ask why having candles is a sin. They smell so pretty!
That’s what I got so far and I may do a second part to this if I think of more ideas.